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Thunder-Warriors: Five things to watch for in Game 7

The way the Western Conference finals have gone, there was only one way this could end -- with one game to take the title.

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This is Game 7: Where history is made (2:15)
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NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

A daily look at the Basketball Power Index projections for the NBA playoffs, broken down by series.

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The NBA's little-known odd couple

With Game 7 in Golden State looming, Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan turned to a seemingly unlikely source of inspiration: activist Harry Edwards, who has forged a friendship with Donvovan that's built on mutual respect.

Simmons, a basketball and soccer star? (0:27)
Curry credits all-around team effort in Game 6 win (0:44)
Warriors force Game 7 with epic victory (1:41)
12 things you benightedly missed when Steph Curry laid the Thunder to rest (1:08)
Vibe in Thunder locker room after Game 6 one of 'dejection' (2:04)
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Future Power Rankings: NBA teams, 1 to 30

Are titles in your team's future? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton forecast the future for every NBA franchise.

Cavs owner sees more mature, calm LeBron heading into NBA Finals (1:08)
Cavs' news conferences filled with shenanigans (0:52)
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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Future Power Rankings: NBA teams, 1 to 30

Are titles in your team's future? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton forecast the future for every NBA franchise.

Stephen A. not sold Cavs can win it all (1:22)
Curry inspiring young hoops fans (3:09)


Faces in the crowd: Curry gets by Ibaka

You missed these 12 things while Steph Curry was putting the finishing touches on Golden State's Game 6 victory.


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There was 10-minute burst at NBA Combine where I thought Malik Newman should be elite college scorer. Needs to pick school that needs points

Stephen A. questions Love, Smith

Stephen A. Smith says his huge question mark for the Cavaliers heading into the Finals is Kevin Love, because he doesn't know if he will show up against Draymond Green or Serge Ibaka.


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Durant has averaged 36.0 PPG in two career Game 7s. Among players to play in multiple Game 7s, he has highest scoring average in NBA history

Barnwell: What can we expect for Game 7?

Oklahoma City isn't the first team to suffer a meltdown in a closeout Game 6. So what can past events reveal about the Thunder's chances in Monday night's Game 7 in Oakland? Letdown looming

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The story of Thunder coach Billy Donovan and his good friend, advisor and former Black Panther Dr. Harry Edwards. http://bit.ly/1VqMkfhi

Who will win Game 7?

Four of our five NBA experts think the Warriors have a 75 percent chance to beat the Thunder in tonight's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. 5-on-5 (Insider)

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What is the market for 76ers' Okafor, Noel?

If Philadelphia decides to trade one of their young big men, Chris Broussard thinks Jahlil Okafor will have more marketability than Nerlens Noel.


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Klay Thompson on the Warriors' transition from Game 6 to the deciding Game 7

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Steph Curry on the Warriors' unusual path in this series


Gasol mulls not playing in Olympics

The Bulls' Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. He said there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going for the Games should "think about'' whether it's worth the risk. Story

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